One of my favorite bands, Iceland’s Sigur Rós, put out a new album this week. It bears the name Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, which in English means, “With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly.” It’s very good–looser and brighter and more acoustic than earlier efforts. I defy you to listen to the first song, “Gobbledigook,” and not enjoy it (free and legal download here). Anyway, I was distressed to see that parts of With a buzz… were recorded in Havana (along with New York, London, and Reykjavik). The band isn’t especially political, at least not to my knowledge. I suspect they didn’t know any better. When it comes to Cuba, Europeans tend not to. That’s too bad.